Best Player Not To See Playoffs

April 14th, 2018

A sad honor.

This is sad, but it speaks volumes to how the Bucs franchise has morphed into Cleveland South.

Since Chucky was jettisoned on the fateful Friday afternoon in late January 2009, this Bucs franchise has never recovered. Only twice have the Bucs finished with a winning record in the post-Chucky era. Both seasons weren’t even good enough for a wild card berth.

Over at, they have put together a list of the best players who have never snapped a chinstrap in a playoff game. They call it the “Joe Thomas All-Stars,” in honor of Cleveland’s former stud tackle who retired this offseason having never stepped onto an NFL field for a meaningful January game.

And who gets this honor with the Bucs? None other than stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, types Bryan Knowles. It’s really sad to read what Football Outsiders had to write about GMC.

Gerald McCoy remains one of the top five defensive tackles in football today, and was the only true difference-maker on the Tampa Bay defense last season. He’s quicker than any good tackle not named Aaron Donald, has exceptional strength and technique to fight through double-teams, and generally has done a good job reminding Buccaneers fans what exceptional defensive line play should look like. He’s always up there with our league leaders in defeats by interior linemen, and he has had to pull double-duty as Tampa Bay’s best run-stopper and pass-rusher for years now.

And if the Bucs don’t very soon get their collective heads out of their posteriors, it is very possible GMC could join Thomas as a guy who had a fantastic career, only to be dragged down by a woebegone franchise. GMC turned 30 in February. He’s a helluva lot closer to his final NFL season than he is his rookie season.

Knowles added something Joe has referenced many times but with a new twist: The only time in the post-Chucky era the Bucs had double-digit wins was 2010, with 10 rookies starting games, the first time since the AFL-NFL merger that 10 rookies started for a winning team.

69 Responses to “Best Player Not To See Playoffs”

  1. Dave Pear Says:

    Let tmax out of jail.
    Free tmax!

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I just don’t understand all this great talk of Mr Softie aka GMC.

    …….he’s never on the field long enough to be great

  3. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    The clock is ticking…

  4. Jeffbuc Says:

    No please don’t

  5. Buc believer Says:

    As if he cares! He would rather be home playing with his Batman dolls than being on the football field!

  6. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ………….Everytime Mr Softie is not the field……other DTs are just as productive or the whole D-Line as a whole performs better

    ……but yet all these fan boys bucs fans don’t see that?

    ……I guess they’re too busy listening to the national media saying how great he is every season. ……..ughh!!!!!

    Great players make other players around them better and he hasn’t done that since he’s arrived here in tampa.

  7. JonBuc Says:

    Highest paid Buc ever too…by far….100+ million. Dubious records/honors.

  8. The Buc Realist Says:

    I don’t see why that their is such an obligation to get GMC to the playoffs!!!!!!! I want the Bucs in the playoffs!!!!!!! The best description I heard of GMC was “Of course he wants to win, the problem is that he doesn’t HATE to lose”!!!!!!!!!!

    Case in point, to make the defense better this year, one step would be to hand the “C” captain to the “real” leader of the defense!!!! And I would bet that GMC would pout the whole way!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Pelbuc Says:

    I’ll never understand the hype for GMC. Good but certainly not a difference maker. Injury prone and the anti leader. Bucs won’t miss him when he’s gone. Should have been traded.

  10. Lamarcus Says:

    Did the guy even watch gmc? Break double teams? Um no! Run stopper? Heck no.


  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Keep the crazed Tmax locked up….and by all means never & I mean never let him get close to any children.

  12. AKick'nTheBucNuts Says:

    “Tampa Bay’s best run-stopper and pass-rusher for years now.”

    This is the observation of GMC on a perpetual basement team.

    So, he’s the best of the worst?

    With the D-line upgrades, we shall see this year what GMC can and can’t do.

    No more excuses.

  13. mog2010 Says:

    Would love if Dirk used him on passing downs only, Kwon could get better without a gap jumper in front of him

  14. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Hello gang. I have not been on here for a while. Lost interest in the Bucs but was just curious who all was posting. Hope everyone is doing well. Not commenting on anything Bucs related and no point in being a hater by sharing my opinions regarding the Bucs…. I miss getting excited over a new season and all off season activity but I don’t have a team anymore so I just have to deal with it. Has been peaceful though. Anyways, I hope one day your Bucs actually figure out how to give their fans something to be proud of again. I won’t hate on them…..loved them for too long for that. To everyone who remembers me, just wanted to pop in and say hello and good luck this season.

  15. Lamarcus Says:

    GMC = Dwight Howard. But of course without playoffs.

  16. dnatt Says:

    I said in a previous post that we should make plans for next year to draft University of Houston’s DT Ed Oliver as McCoy’s replacement. He’s mean, quick, strong,and reminds me of Ndamokong Suh.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    TBBF remembers you… were always a gentleman and reasonable poster…..would love for you to return….hopefully this year….the Bucs can spark some excitement for you……see you down the road.

  18. DB55 Says:


    So how long is the line a baracatos this morning?

  19. Pickgrin Says:

    I think odds are very good that GMC WILL play in a “meaningful” game before he retires.

    He is under contract for 4 more years and should be around for at least 2-3 if not all 4 of those years.

    I would be shocked if the Bucs don’t make the playoffs either this year or next. Licht has amassed far too much young talent for it not to start paying off at some point relatively soon….

  20. donuts Says:

    This season will be determined in September. If they get to 2-2 there is still a chance. If they are below 500, then its lights out for this regime. This team has been plagued by slow starts and history has shown that those teams dont make it to post season.

    DJAX and Winston have been working on their QB-WR synergy this off-season as the Bucs future depends on it. The good news is you have 2 alphas types that recognize the need to improve and are doing the work. Its gonna be the explosive plays and a top 15-20 DEF that will be the determining factor if we have a post season.

  21. Joe Says:

    I don’t see why that their is such an obligation to get GMC to the playoffs!!!

    Unless you are a devout hater, most Bucs fans would like to see a guy who busted his balls for years playing on crap teams and once for an idiot of a head coach finally get rewarded with a playoff berth.

  22. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Funniest thing I heard today??

    Mark Sanchez suspended for performance enhancing drugs..lmao. What performance? More like NyQuil .

  23. Couch Fan Says:

    Unless you are a devout hater, most Bucs fans would like to see a guy who busted his balls for years playing on crap teams and once for an idiot of a head coach finally get rewarded with a playoff berth.
    I think most Buc Fans would want to see the BUCS make the playoffs period. With or without the over rated GMC. Its almost comical that someone can go through so many coaches and people still point the finger at every one else.

  24. donuts Says:

    DEF is a team game and is not solely responsible for a bad D. I want to see GMC rewarded for his tenure and commitment to the Bucs. He deserves and has earned it. The haters are blind and want to see what they only want to see. The tape does not lie. GMC is a top 5 DT in the NFL. I wish we had more top 5 players in their respective NFL position in other areas. Winston is aiming for top 10 in 2018 will any else follow? Time will tell.

  25. darin Says:

    I hope the bucs arent drafting high enough to get Ed Oliver. Great player. Should go top 5. And I’m guessing all the gmc haters rarely, if ever, watch him play by play. Getting rid of the best players isnt on my to do list.

  26. Joseph Mamma Says:

    I’m sure he is crying all the way to his financial planner’s office.

  27. Joe Says:

    I think most Buc Fans would want to see the BUCS make the playoffs period.

    And Joe is convinced some Bucs fans would rather see the team lose so long as GMC is on the roster so they can continue their demented narrative how GMC is garbage on their eyes.

  28. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Joe Says:
    April 14th, 2018 at 3:35 pm
    I think most Buc Fans would want to see the BUCS make the playoffs period.

    And Joe is convinced some Bucs fans would rather see the team lose so long as GMC is on the roster so they can continue their demented narrative how GMC is garbage on their eyes.

    That is 100% money. Great point Joe.

  29. DB55 Says:

    Factual incorrect! Some of us just realize that as long as McIceCream is guarding the middle of the dline the Bucs will never win bc as coach fan says Its almost comical that someone can go through so many coaches (and players) and people still point the finger at every one else.

  30. Blake_Bucsfan Says:


    You already proved the other day that you have no real ability to evaluate film, so you can have your baseless opinions all you like, just know that they are incorrect.

    Football is the ultimate team sport, placing as much blame as you do on McCoy is just a dumb as those that put all the blame on Jameis.

  31. mark2001 Says:

    I said we have become Cleveland South…in fact, they might be a much better team than we are this year. But maybe I just need to inhale more of the Pewter spray, allowing visualization of a playoff appearance this year.

  32. Couch Fan Says:

    Well I cant say we’ll never win with GMC but I will say I think the draft pick(s) we can get for him would be more valueable to this team than his play will be.

  33. KfromFLA Says:

    Gerald McCoy, the gift and a curse, is the greatest liability on the defensive side of the ball. He is always out of his gap because he gets pushed out by any guard with a brain who recognizes that all they have to do is let him jump, then push him in the direction that you want him to go. Have a look at the tape; it is a well-known secret at this point. Gerald McCoy has not played a 16 game season but 2 of his 8 seasons, and none since playing well enough to get a massive contract. In fact, since achieving that ‘PERSONAL’ goal, McCoy’s performance had diminished statistically over time, never reaching those 2013 highs again. The floor for a great DT is universally seen as 10 sacks. McCoy has never done that, and before someone says he almost did, the Bucs almost make the playoffs too, almost does not count. Gerald McCoy is a 1-trick pony who will soon lose his only trick to father time. The Bucs would be smart to find a trade partner ASAP and recoup some value of the $100 million dollars wasted so far before everyone else recognizes what many Bucs fans who understand D-Line play already see. On the bright side, for the first time since being drafted, I am not holding my breath hoping that GMC is there when the team needs him, not out or playing with one of his dozen or so different “Boo-Boos” he gets every year. Finally, this season, I think the Bucs will be just fine, perhaps better off with McCoy out a few games. Maybe they will see how good they can be without him in the lineup. Finally, no more guaranteed money on McCoy’s contract takes the anvil off the Buc’s neck. That is a good thing as well.

  34. BigMacAttack Says:

    Trade him at the draft. He has value now. Trade him before he gets hurt and fatter. GMC may get you Saquon Barkley. Do it now. GMC is the ultimate underachiever. He will make this new D line worse. Trade him please

  35. BigMacAttack Says:

    McCoy is lazy and fat. He cares more about comic superheroes than football. The Bucs don’t need him. He’s netted zero return on investment. Dump him

  36. Buc believer Says:

    It is really amazing to me how people who are smart and know football both Joes are included can be so fooled by the poor leadership and the mediocre play of this comic book loving fraud. Name one game… ONE game that we won because McCoy took over and willed us a win. You can’t because there are none. All we get is he needs help on the line and he can’t do it himself…Blah Blah Blah. You know what??? For 100 million dollars he SHOULD do it himself!! He should also LOVE football the way most of us fans do! Instead we have articles by Joe saying he has more important things to do than play football!! Yeah like sit home and count your money that you have stolen from the Bucs and play with your little dolls!!

  37. JAB83 Says:

    how many super bowls has any of the other comparable DT in GMC class made???

    Just to clarify. You are what you are. The best player on a bad team? The Best player to not make the Playoffs? The Best player to not win an MVP? The best Player to not get 10 Sacks? The Best player to not win a SB?

    Cut it however you want TROLLS… He is still the BEST!!!

  38. mike10 Says:

    Most overrated player in the history of our franchise.

    Too bad the culture of our defense is handcuffed by his “leadership”

  39. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Joe or another poster made this point the other day. It could include GMC or #3 but it’s the call to trade them for beaucoup draft picks.

    If somebody would give us a lot of draft picks doesn’t that mean the player must be good? Why do we want to give up good players?

  40. BigMacAttack Says:

    And he has the nerve to lash out at fans and critics. If his getoff is so good, getoff the payroll. He seriously makes about 10 maybe good plays a season and never misses a chance to celebrate it, even if behind by 4 TDs. Trade that Lardass

  41. BigMacAttack Says:

    I promise the team won’t miss him when he’s gone

  42. Joe Says:

    If somebody would give us a lot of draft picks doesn’t that mean the player must be good? Why do we want to give up good players?

    Wrote that twice within the past week. You got it.

  43. Joe Says:

    how many super bowls has any of the other comparable DT in GMC class made???

    Is there a Rams fan out there who wants to run off Aaron Donald?

    Is there a Bengals fan who wants Geno Atkins thrown out of town?

    Bet the GMC haters would rather have those two than GMC, right?

    They’ve won as many playoff games as GMC, therefore, they must stink as well, right? RIGHT?

  44. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    So many stupid people on this post. There’s nothing wrong with being stupid. You can’t help that. However, the funny part is when you are stupid and actually believe you know more than the experts. I used to try to argue, but now I just sit back and laugh at you.

  45. mike10 Says:

    When his career is over, his most memorable play will be walking off the field in tears in what appeared to be a season ending injury … and then playing the next week


  46. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “And he has the nerve to lash out at fans and critics. If his getoff is so good, getoff the payroll. He seriously makes about 10 maybe good plays a season and never misses a chance to celebrate it, even if behind by 4 TDs. Trade that Lardass”


    You’re a good dude BigMac. I got nothing but respect for you, but you’re dead wrong on this one. I’ve never once seen him celebrate a good play down 4 TD’s. What you don’t realize is that a lot of his good plays go unnoticed because others fail to do their job. Case in point, NFL Network was airing the Panthers game from Christmas Eve. On third down, McCoy blasted through a double team and got to Cam in about a second. Cam rushed a throw that was incomplete, but TJ Ward committed a pass interference. So instead of being 4th down, they got an automatic first down, and the drive moved on (I believe they got a FG on that drive). That happens all the time. Not just to McCoy, but to other good players on our team as well. This is why guys go to other teams and are successful. This is a team sport, and if one or two guys aren’t doing their job, then the 9 or 10 guys that are get nothing in return. It falls on all of them. Go back and watch the games. Watch how disruptive McCoy is. And then watch how our ends are pushed 8 yards into the backfield, and the QB is able to escape. Watch how our corners are 15 yards off the line of scrimmage, giving the QB an easy throw. Watch the other guys, and you will see that more often than not, those are the guys screwing up. The McCoys, Davids, and Grimes type players are doing their thing. It’s the other guys that are screwing things up.

  47. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    He tore his bicep. That’s a season ending injury to every other player I’ve ever seen. And to correct you, he didn’t play the next week. But then again, when have you haters ever actually wanted facts.

  48. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Gerald is a great man, a great DT. But he’s a horrible leader. His own team saw that and wanted another DL team captain to go with him (that is, CM). I am not the anti GM crowd, but he’s done in Tampa, can’t lead, and we’d do well to trade him and get something up-can-coming for him. This man is past his useful days. Face it. Yeah, he’s not had guys around him forever. Not all his fault for sure.
    But it doesn’t matter. They’ve put guys there and he hasn’t led them anyway..good or bad. Last year, his comments were just wierd. Dump this guy. The Bucs will not move on until they do so from GM. Again, love the guy, hate the leader.

  49. bucs4ya Says:

    I’m not a GMC hater but I do believe that with the additions the team has made to the Dline he’s gotta shine this year or they probably will get rid of him. In all his years with the team how many times has he played an entire season? He’s not a leader and he’s just happy to be there. Someone said it best he wants to win but he doesn’t hate to lose. I remember during Jameis’ rookie year GMC said that Jameis should just enjoy being a rookie. Someone on that defense has got to be the vocal leader and tone setter and without a doubt GMC is not the person for that duty.

  50. Joe Says:

    The Bucs don’t need him. He’s netted zero return on investment.

    You could say the same for Lavonte David. Bucs actually have a worse record with him than GMC.

  51. BigMacAttack Says:

    Joe, how much has Lavonte cost vs GMC?
    Lavonte has missed how many games to injury vs GMC?

    If you can’t stay on the field you can’t make plays. GMC has missed a lot of games. He’s played tons of games hurt which I give him credit but we need the 3 tech at 100% most of the time.

    I called him fat because he is. In 8 years or so and $100 mil plus, you’d think he could shed that fat belly. Fat doesn’t help. Fat slows you down. If you paid me 1/100th of his salary I’d be in the gym every day. I’d run every day. My bfp would be next to nothing. I don’t get it. On top of everything else, he isn’t that bright. He’s not stupid but not smart. He gets blown out of plays so much it’s nuts. Not by 2 or 3, but by 1 OLmen. I don’t see it Joe or Hawaiian Buc. Please prove me wrong. He came to camp in a red kimono. He’s full of himself. Who does that? I want ham and eggers. Gerald isn’t it. I’ve only missed a few games at Ray Jay in the last 15 years or so. I see his failures live.

    Now, here’s my reasons to trade him. The hot dog thing and clowning with Swaggy. Business is Business. He is well liked around the league and I won’t dispute that, and if we can trade him to move up and Saquon Barkley, it’s better for the team. Saquon will win more games for the Bucs than GMC will ever do. If we can keep that #7 pick even better, but unlikely. We might get a #2 and move up for him. Cleveland or the Giants can both use him. But mark my words, the chances of Gerald getting hurt by game 3 has to be 70% or more. It happens every year.

    Prove me wrong boys. Prove me wrong. I don’t hate him. I just think we can upgrade big time by trading him. And lose the fat gut Gerald.

  52. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’m a Buc Fan and I want to win the Super Bowl.

  53. BigMacAttack Says:

    And that’s all I have to say about that.

  54. BigMacAttack Says:

    Joe and Hawaiian, I still love you guys.

  55. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Gerald is anything but fat. He’s a skinny for a DT. That’s a new complaint about him lol. And he has missed next to no games since his second season.

    His personality off the field has nothing to do with it on the field. Shaq was the same way as far as clowning around, but he did just fine. Gerald enjoys life, but he takes his job very seriously. Every coach and everyone in the front office unanimously says that. He’s survived multiple regimes. That doesn’t happen if you’re fat, lazy, full of yourself, or not any good. Just think about it. These guys watch film. They know what they are doing (to a point). They at least know more than us.

    We haven’t won in forever. No one is happy about it. There’s a lot of people to blame. GMC isn’t one of them. But you absolutely cannot win in football unless you have a good team around you. No one man can win a game. Especially not a DT.

  56. Buccfan37 Says:

    Laughter is the best medicine for the Bucs playoff drought. I’ll sit on the fence regarding McCoy.

  57. Reach87 Says:

    Great points Joe. Team game. Go Bucs!

  58. Capt.Tim Says:

    Dont get drawn in to their stupidity. They are so stupid- it actually might be contagious.
    Just be glad that most of them still live at home with Mommy- and wont ever breed.

    Gerald McCoy is the most talented DT to ever wear a Buc Jersey. Sapp said that himself, on numerous occasions.
    The only fools who dont appreciate him- dont know anything about football, and dont understand a DTs function.

    He will continue his Probowl run- and end up in the Hall of Fame- right were he belongs.

    And these same clueless posters will be crying that we cant produce pressure up the middle anymore! Lol

  59. BigMacAttack Says:

    Gerald McCoy Injury History
    Date League Injury Details
    Dec 10, 2017 NFL Arm Bicep Strain Grade 2
    Aug 20, 2017 NFL Inguinal Groin Strain Grade 2 McCoy suffered a strained groin in training camp but was ready for the start of the season.
    Oct 2, 2016 NFL Leg Calf Pull
    Nov 29, 2015 NFL Hand McCoy had what he called a “small procedure” for a left hand injury and missed 1 game.
    Sep 20, 2015 NFL Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear McCoy suffered a torn rotator cuff in Week 2 but played through the injury.
    Dec 14, 2014 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1
    Sep 14, 2014 NFL Hand Metacarpal Fracture
    Nov 6, 2011 NFL Arm Bicep Tear Grade 3 McCoy tore his right biceps and missed the final 8 games of the season.
    Oct 9, 2011 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3
    Dec 12, 2010 NFL Arm Bicep Tear Grade 3 McCoy tore his left biceps, had surgery and missed the final 3 games of the season.

    What day you bro?

  60. BigMacAttack Says:

    If you can’t play you can’t make an impact. He’s made more money being injured and sitting out than he has making plays. And he has a good size gut that he doesn’t need. I’d be shocked if he could put up 225 bench 20 times. I bet it’s less than 15 reps. He’s not a bad guy but what has he really done? Where are the stats? He gets blown out on goal line defense constantly. His trade value is very high right now. Does anyone think that McCoy as a Buc would have a greater impact than Saquon as a Buc? I don’t. He’s 30 and on the downhill slide. I’m sorry you guys don’t see it.

  61. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I love a friendly debate. You’re one of my favorite posters of all time on this board. We’re usually on the same page, but man you are so wrong on this one. I’m about to tear your points up.

    First of all, all players get hurt. Especially guys in the trenches. Dude has missed 6 total games in 6 years in the most physical position in football! You forget that he is the focal point of every team we play, since we have no other lineman. He gets chopped, doubled, chipped, etc. every single game. The fact that he’s only missed 6 games is pretty special. The fact that he has played through all those injuries you mentioned shows his heart. I don’t understand how you can’t have anything but respect for him for that.

    As for a gut, don’t know what you are talking about. Simply not true, but I seem to remember a guy who wore #99 that had a huge gut. That same guy couldn’t do many reps on the bench either. How did he do?

    Pointing to stats is lazy, and you are far too smart for that. Don’t put yourself in the same class as guys like Tmax and DB55. Those losers have no clue what they are talking about, so they point to stats, because that’s the only thing they know how to do. Watch his impact. Watch how many times he blows up plays. Watch how teams focus on him. Also, watch how many times other guys on the team don’t do their job when he does. No player, not even Sapp, is in the backfield every play. We have a tendency to glorify guys as time goes by. I’m a big Michael Jordan fan, and as the years go by I remember less and less of his misses. I have him shooting about 95% from the field. There were games when Sapp was neutralized, but he had other guys that would perform. McCoy doesn’t have that. Have you ever noticed how the games where McCoy gets sacks, so do other players on the team? That’s not a coincidence. When other guys step up, McCoy is able to do his thing. When they don’t and it’s all him, he will be stopped. And I’m not even mentioning the terrible coaching he’s received over the years. The guy had freaking Raheem Morris, Greg Schiano, and Lovie Smith as his coaches. Need I say more?

    You can’t compare the impact from a RB to a DT. McCoy’s impact is much more abstract. A 3 technique doesn’t put up big numbers, but they can wreck a game. McCoy has wrecked a ton of games, but most of the time his supporting cast has let him down. That’s a fact, one that can be quantified by the fact that he’s never played with another Pro Bowl lineman. That’s absurd, and actually pretty hard to do. The Bucs have literally wasted his career, and he has been unfairly criticized for it. Like so many others, if we get rid of him, he will go somewhere else and be amazing. Don’t know how many times it has to happen before some of our fans catch on.

  62. Realbucfan941 Says:

    You GMC haters are laughable. Just cause he doesn’t have the personna of a toughguy you you want him gone. While ignoring all other real coaches and football types with knowledge of the game. If you knew nothing of his personal life you idiots wouldn’t even comment on him. How did tough guy Robert Ayers do? You same idots worship Kwon cause he barks but don’t have the football iq to know he’s out of position half the time. Nasty doesn’t mean good you know that right? Or is it that Sapp was a d!(k off the field you equate that to greatness, right??

  63. BigMacAttack Says:

    I want the young players we can get by trading him. Bro, GMC missed 13 games in his first two seasons alone. He’s played entire seasons hurt. He tries hard, I get that. Over the years his love of the game has diminished. He all but said it in an interview. We can disagree, I don’t get my feelings hurt. I don’t have any lol. I also don’t hate him. And actually his weight gains usually come during the season when he plays injured. That could explain how my eyes are deceiving me. Believe me if he’s in the team this year I pray to Kaepernicks Knee that Gerald has 20 sacks, MVP and doesn’t get hurt once. I seriously give him to about game 3 when injuryitis takes effect. We can discuss it then. It’s all on film, the good and bad, but I have not the time nor desire to research it. I’m lazy, well actually I’m just busy busy busy. If I’m wrong I’ll admit but I still don’t have proof. Google lied to you though about 6 games

  64. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’ll also be disappointed when he disappoints the rest of you this season. I just want to win and I’m not married to any player or coach on this team. I’m telling you though that Cleveland may trade one of those top 2 picks for him and Jason keeps 7. It could help mold the future of this team. Gerald’s days are closing fast. Too many injuries often lead to bad one or a wealthy player saying enough is enough. He sure doesn’t need the money. I can’t believe so many of you guys are blind to this. I still think you’re all good guys and I like Tpax. He has good points at times, however unpopular.

  65. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    You’ve fell victim to reading too much nonsense from a couple losers on this site. It can happen to the best of us. Every NFL player deals with injuries. You just aren’t as in tune with other players on other teams. The main thing is Gerald plays through the injuries, and is still very productive. For a 3 technique to lead his team in sacks every year says a lot – both about him, as well as his supporting cast. People just don’t realize that it’s not supposed to happen. We’ve all been spoiled by Sapp. However, remember Sapp had a better supporting cast, and the game was much different back then (nobody uses a 7 step drop anymore, except us). The most sacks Aaron Donald has had in a season is 11, and his cast is 10 times better than McCoy’s.

    McCoy has missed 6 games in the last 6 years. Google didn’t lie. He’s missed one game each of the last 3 years, 3 games in 2014, and played all 16 the 2 years before that. Dude has 6 pro bowls and 3 all pros. He’s on the top 100 list every single year. You can maybe say one of those is a fluke, but to be on all 3 says everything.

    Unless you know him personally, you can’t comment on his love for the game. You know better than that. A person who doesn’t love the game doesn’t cry on the sideline when they think their season is over (even though the season was meaningless at that point in the season). Of all your points, that is the one that makes the least sense and is the most irresponsible.

  66. BigMacAttack Says:

    I rarely read comments anymore. I mostly just read Joe’s writing. I misread the 6 in 6. He had an interview last season and he sounded much less interested in football and more on making money. Drunk driving is irresponsible. Spouting off on JBF isn’t that. I hope I’m wrong about him, I really do. I was behind him 110% until last season and I don’t think he’s great. I would never base my opinion off of anyone’s comments or opinion. I see him on the field and what happens. I guess I would only say that about half of the NFL has been very successful since McCoy was drafted. Super Bowl’s won, records set, and they all did it without Gerald on their team. He’s only one aging player that could net 1 great or a few very good young players. Let it go. That’s where I’m at. Let’s talk around week 3-4 and if I’m wrong I’ll publicly shame myself. Be well bro.

  67. Bucsfanman Says:

    Hawaiian- I only scrolled to this because of how insanely hilarious it is to see supposed “fans” bash a player who has been nothing but consistent his entire career in a Buc uniform.
    Somehow, these “fans” believe that a loud mouth and bad attitude trump actual production. Somehow, even though watching the same game, these “fans” see the exact opposite of what every expert, coach, former player, current player, and other fans see.
    Sadly, even if GMC gets double-digit sacks, the detractors will point to every other reason for his success.
    Buc fans! SMH!

  68. BigMacAttack Says:

    Guys, I know you love him. I have his jersey but he turned me off. I was a huge GMC fan, but it isn’t working. This team needs a lot of upgrades fast. Again lets see how is health is after week 3. I 100% hope I’m wrong. I do watch the games in person and understand what’s going on. Trade him and accelerate the process.

  69. BigMacAttack Says:

    And still you offer no concrete proof